Queen Elizabeth is one of the most loved and respected members of the royal family. So, when she passed away on Sept. 8 at the age of 96, the entire world mourned with the British clan. But now, everyone can rest easy knowing that Her Majesty lived a full life.
One Of Queen Elizabeth's Last Visitors In Balmoral Detailed Their Final Conversation
While speaking with ABC News, the Right Reverend Dr. Iain Greenshields shared some details from his last conversation with Queen Elizabeth. Greenshields visited the monarch at Balmoral just five days before she passed away. The queen told Greenshields that she had no regrets in life.
"When I was chatting to her about her faith, she said she had no regrets at all. She had power, but she used it in a way that was beneficial to others by serving her country and by doing it so well," he said (via 7news.com.au).
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Queen Elizabeth's Death Came As A Shock Because There Were No Signs She Was Dying
Greenshields also said that he did not see any signs that the queen was dying during their meeting.
"It seemed just astonishing that the woman who had been so vital, so alive, so engaging, should be all of a sudden dead and away from us. She was 96 and you could see her fragility. But as soon as she started talking, a very different kind of person emerged. Somebody whose memory was exceptional, somebody who knew everything about you, so she'd done her homework. I was staying in the Tower Rooms and she said, 'Your Queen is sending you to the Tower!' And she just smiled at me as she said that. She made sure that I understood, that I got the joke rather than it being too serious," he said.
King Charles III Found Out That Queen Elizabeth's Health Was Deteriorating Minutes Before A Statement Was Released
Prior to the queen's death, American news personality Jenna Bush Hager was supposed to have a sit-down interview with Queen Consort Camilla. The interview was one year in the making and everything was already set.
But Hager received a phone call informing her that Camilla could not make it to their interview.
Newsweek's Chief Royal Correspondent Jack Royston said that King Charles III only found out about the queen's deteriorating health minutes before a statement from the palace was released.
"Charles took a call, everything was silent, and they were asked to be silent. Then the next thing she knew, Charles and Camilla were in a helicopter. And that was at 12:30, so that was around exactly the same time that we were told. So they didn't wait, they didn't give Charles an hour or two hours," he said (via Business Insider).
At 6:41 p.m. on Sept. 8 the queen's death was announced to the entire world. But there are speculations that she might have died around 3 p.m. on Thursday.
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